SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Rd. Fallston, MD 21047
Link to Directions

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings

March 14, 2018 7PM

Samuel Ramsey: Unlocking the mysteries of the Varroa mite

Location: Fallston United Methodist Church (Directions)

Samuel Ramsey's enduring interest in entomology started 19 years ago and shows no signs of waning. A PhD student studying in Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park; Ramsey tries to maintain a focus on how insect research can benefit the public through development of IPM strategies and STEM outreach initiatives. Ramsey studied entomology at Cornell University as an undergraduate focusing on Predatory/Parasitic insect behavior. His current work focuses on the effects of honey bee parasites on individual and colony level survivorship specifically targeting Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae.

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

May 11, 2016 Dave Papke Learning From Experience—What 40 years of Beekeeping Has Taught Me (YouTube link)
June 8, 2016 Club members Q&A with a panel of beekeeping experts, plus a hive check at the Club Apiary, at Steppingstone Farm Museum
July 13, 2016 Club members Show and Tell: tools, devices, inventions, or widgets that will make your beekeeping easier and more productive!
September 14, 2016 Lloyd Snyder Fall management
October 12, 2016 Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D. Pheromones: Communication and control elements within a colony
November 9, 2016 Joe Lewis Sustainable Beekeeping through Nucleus Colonies
January 11, 2017 Susan Myers Landscaping for a New Wild
February 8, 2017 Luke Goembel Ingenious Beekeeping
March 9, 2017 Dr. Dewey Caron "Good News" (for beekeepers)
April 12, 2017 Larry Truchon Raising local queens, overwintering nucs, keeping his apiary self-sustainable, and the Honey Bee Health Coalition.
May 10, 2017 Cybil Preston State of Affairs and Inspection Program
June 14, 2017 Stefano Briguglio Small cell beekeeping
July 12, 2017 Panel Discussion with SBA beekeepers Mandee, Brad and Jeff
September 13, 2017 Lloyd Snyder Preparing hives for winter
October 11, 2017 Larry Truchon Something new, something blue, something to look forward to.
November 8, 2017 Panel discussion with Todd Cichonowicz, Harry Dutcher, and Pat Endres Getting your hives ready for winter
January 10, 2018 Ray Walker Broodminder hive monitoring system
February 14, 2018 Jeff Maenner and Charlie Thomas Getting hives ready for spring